The KATS Policy Committee includes the elected officials from the local cities, villages, and townships within the Metropolitan Planning Area, along with appointees from the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, the Central County Transit Authority, Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, Van Buren County Board of Commissioners, and Western Michigan University.
Policy Committee meetings are typically held at the City of Kalamazoo’s Metro office, located at 530 N. Rose Street Kalamazoo, Michigan, starting at 9:00 a.m. Please contact KATS at (269) 343-0766 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm meeting date and time prior to attending.
Agendas are available one week prior to a meeting.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Policy Committee meetings are temporarily being held virtually, in compliance with the Kalamazoo County State of Emergency Declaration. Information on how to join these meetings can be found on the meeting materials.
2021 Policy Committee Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – CANCELED
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021– 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
 Due to Thanksgiving Holiday, the November meeting of the KATS Policy Committee is moved to the third Wednesday of the month.
 Due to Christmas Holiday, the December meeting of the KATS Policy Committee is moved to the third Wednesday of the month.
2020 Policy Committee Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.CANCELLED
Policy Committee Officers
Randy Thompson, Supervisor
Policy Committee Chairperson
Libby Heiny-Cogswell, Supervisor
Policy Committee Vice-Chairperson
Marsha Drouin, Treasurer
Policy Committee Treasurer
Michigan Department of Transportation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners
Van Buren County Board of Commissioners
Road Commission of Kalamazoo County
Van Buren County Road Commission
KATS Citizens Advisory Committee
Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority
Central County Transportation Authority
Van Buren Public Transit
City of Kalamazoo
City of Parchment
City of Portage
Village of Augusta
Village of Lawton
Village of Mattawan
Village of Paw Paw
Village of Richland
Village of Schoolcraft
Village of Vicksburg
Paw Paw Township
Prairie Ronde Township
Prior Policy Committee Meeting minutes, agendas, and materials are available on the archives page.